GUEST COLUMNIST / April PerezApril Perez is a super-mom balancing her HRD class, makeup artistry while keeping her blogs well updated. Love to cover events and usually travels on her free time with her loving fiancé. Visit her blog, Miss-April.Info for more beauty related posts.
The “no makeup look” is probably the one of the most famous makeup routine that girls do. It gives someone certain freshness and a good aura especially because it brings out one’s natural beauty. To achieve the “no makeup look,” here are 6 easy-to-follow steps plus some tips and product options that you may use.
1. PREPARE YOUR SKIN
A clean face makes cosmetic products blend easily. Start with your usual skin care routine: facial wash, toner, and moisturizer.
2. CONCEAL AND HIGHLIGHT
For a fresh and flawless look, conceal your blemishes and highlight certain areas of your face like your under eye area, bridge of your nose, and your cupid’s bow. I recommend using Mac’s mineralize concealer and a great alternative for that is ELF's Tone Correcting Concealer.
TIP: choose at least 2 shades lighter than your skin tone when purchasing for a concealer.
3. BB CREAMS ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND
For a natural looking makeup, BB creams are the way to go. It gives the perfect coverage that a liquid foundation provides plus it is very lightweight when worn. If blended well, it can give your face an airbrushed look. I highly recommend Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Beauty Balm because it blends and works well with all skin tone. A good alternative for that are Bobbi Brown BB Cream Broad Spectrum with SPF 35 and Garnier BB cream because it has shade selections from light to medium-deep.
4. FRAME YOUR FACE
A makeup look is never complete if you did not frame your face. For natural looking brows, I recommend using a brow powder and the brands that I recommend are ELF, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Milani Cosmetics.
5. LOCK AND SEAL
To set your face and to help your makeup last all day, use a powder that matches your skin tone. I recommend using Revlon's Age Defying with DNA Advantage Powder Makeup because it doesn’t make your face look cakey and no retouches are needed after a couple of hours. A great alternative to this is Jewel Pop Cosmetics’ loose mineral foundation.
6. MOISTURIZE YOUR LIPS
To avoid chapped lips, always use a lip moisturizer. Using a tinted lip balm can also give you natural looking lips if you don’t want to use a lipstick. I highly recommend Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm because, not only it is very affordable, but also you can choose from a wide range of colors. It’s also a trusted brand when it comes to lip moisturizers because it lives up to its promise to give you soft, natural, healthy lips.